As cities across the UK unite to show support and raise awareness of the loss of babies and young children, South Ayrshire Council will illuminate the Wallace Tower in Ayr town centre. The tower will be light in pink and blue to commemorate the lives of babies and to support the families affected by infant loss.
According to South Ayrshire Council, the event was suggested by members of the public as they felt the council could do more to raise awareness. A council spokesperson stated that they received various comments from Ayr locals and were happy to help the community in honouring the thousands of families affected.
Baby Loss Awareness week helps raise awareness of infant loss. This year the event runs from October 9-15, 2019. The week ends with a global Wave of Light to show support for those affected. Cities across the nation light up city monuments as well as candles as a special dedication. Other UK monuments such as Coventry Cathedral have already taken part to show support.
The tower is located on Ayr High Street and is scheduled to light up at 6pm, Tuesday October 15 to honour the Global Wave of Light. The tower will now light up annually as a mark of respect. It is expected to attract a large crowd and people are being encouraged to take pictures to share and show their support.
For those seeking support or who want to know more about infant loss, support can be found on Lullabytrust.org.uk.
By Shannon Lennox.